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Boat anchor

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I recently started fishing more with my young kids (6 and 3). I am finding that anchor fishing with them may be a good option, as it is difficult to manage them and the trolling motor. Anyone have ideas on what type of anchor to get? I have a 17.5' crestliner. Most of the lakes I fish have a muddy/soft bottom. Current is variable on the lakes/rivers I fish. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.

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I use a 20lb and a 25lb river style anchor and haven't had any problems holding on the river or open water. I have 75 to 100 feet of good quality anchor rope on these anchors, good rope is a must. also I have the rope wraped around a wire feed welding spool(all plastic) wraps up nice and stows away neatly .

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25# Richter and at least 100' of rope and you wont go anywhere in even the hardest conditions.

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Good rope and have at least 3ft. of galvanized chain attached to the anchor. This will help keep the anchor on its side to hold. I went from a 10# mushroom shaped to a aluminum anchor (I don't remember the name of style) last year and it holds in any condition. The place that I purchased it from said that it is very important to have the chain.

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